Group Backpacking through yosemite

California Explorer

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Tuition $5,795





Jun 16 - Jul 6 Jul 9 - Jul 29

Backpack, Hike, Surf, Whitewater Raft

Arrival Location

San Francisco, CA

Departure Location

San Francisco, CA

Trip Overview

As one of our more ambitious adventures for 7th-9th graders, California Explorer offers two 5-day backpacking trips: one on the Pacific Coast, and the other in the High Sierra mountains! These sections give students the chance to truly experience outdoor backcountry living by carrying everything they need on their backs for several days, escaping the crowds, and finding serene beauty within our cherished public lands. In addition to backpacking, students will have the opportunity to whitewater raft, surf, and experience a few day hikes!


  • Backpack the Lost Coast – 5 days (overnight)
  • Explore Golden Gate Recreation Area – 1 day
  • Whitewater Raft American River South Fork – 1 day
  • Backpack through the High Sierra Mountains – 5 days (overnight)
  • Surf Half Moon Bay – 2 days
  • Explore Sunset Beach – 1 day
  • Day Hike – 1 day
I thought this was a great bonding trip and I had so much fun on the trails and backcountry even though it was hard sometimes. Together we could accomplish anything!

Claire, 2019 California Explorer Student

Trip Price Includes

  • Accommodations
  • Activities
  • Meals
  • Group gear

Not Included

  • Personal gear and clothing
  • Airfare to and form the trip start and end
Travelers all jumping in the air

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